ExcelTrack® Online Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration

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ExcelTrack® Bachelor’s in Health Care Administration Overview

Accelerate your bachelor’s degree with our flexible, self-paced ExcelTrack® program. Take charge of your education and be ready to advance your career in health care administration.

  • Earn the same respected Purdue Global bachelor’s in health care administration — faster and more affordably.
  • Control your pace, deadlines, and courseload.
  • Earn transfer credit for your experience and prior learning.
  • Take as many 1-credit courses as you want in a term, and pay one flat tuition rate.
  • Work directly with faculty to ensure you've learned the course material.
  • Gain the skills you need to administer, lead, and manage hospitals, organizations, and health care systems.

Come Back With ExcelTrack®

Get the credit you deserve. Use your real-world career experiences, skills, and knowledge to earn your degree. With ExcelTrack®, you’ll take assessments to show what you already know so you can focus what you still need to learn. You can speed up or slow down as much as you want — you’re evaluated by how well you demonstrate competencies, not by how long it takes to learn them.

Learn More About ExcelTrack®

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See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

Is ExcelTrack® Right for You? Yes, if You:

  • Are a self-motivated, driven student with strong time-management skills.
  • Have 3 years of experience working in a setting relevant to your program of study.
  • Have successfully completed at least 3 courses at an accredited college or university.

If you enroll, you’ll need to complete orientation before you start classes.

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

What Courses Will I Take?

The ExcelTrack® health care administration degree consists of 174 single-credit courses as well as a 6-credit capstone course.

All health care administration courses are updated regularly by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure they reflect the most recent developments in the field.

Sample Courses

  • Health Policy and Law
  • Operational Principles of Human Resources in Healthcare Organizations
  • Impacts of Use of Electronic Health Records
  • Foundational Ethical Theories
  • Evidence-Based Public Health
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Program Requirements

Core Credits
Major Credits
Elective Credits
Total Credits

Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Gain the Skills That Employers Need

  • Master research, critical thinking, and problem-solving as it relates to health care.
  • Apply management principles to team building and collaborative decision-making.
  • Understand the forces influencing today’s health delivery systems when making health care management decisions.
  • Analyze and uphold the professional, ethical, and legal standards of health care administration.

Comprehensive Capstone

The program culminates with an original capstone project that demonstrates your ability to apply your health care administration knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios.

Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Transfer Credits

Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

Prior Work Experience Reduction

You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

Financial Aid

Learn about federal financial aid programs available for many of our degree programs.

View the total cost of attendance for your program.

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services manager is projected to grow 28%, much faster than the average for all occupations, from 2021 to 2031. Our bachelor’s in health care administration offers a solid foundation of knowledge for careers in health settings such as insurance companies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health agencies, outpatient facilities, and doctors' offices.

Average Salary


General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

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Take 3 Weeks to Get to Know Us

Not sure if Purdue Global is right for you? Experience a Purdue Global undergraduate program for an introductory 3-week period.

There’s no financial obligation and no cost to apply.

That’s the Purdue Global Commitment.

Download the Program Brochure

Download our brochure to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

Prepare yourself for success with a bachelor’s degree in health care administration.

Our Students Succeed

Purdue Global is dedicated to preparing students like you for the careers of tomorrow.

Purdue Global's ExcelTrack® program gave me the ability to receive a top-rate education while also giving me flexibility. The faculty and staff were responsive and attentive to my every need.


Matthew Jones

ExcelTrack® BS in Health Care Administration

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Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.


Faculty members who have advanced degrees


Faculty members who hold a doctorate


Faculty publications in 2021–2022

More Than 38,000

Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

Your Path to Success Begins Here

Connect with an Advisor to explore program requirements, curriculum, credit for prior learning process, and financial aid options.


*Estimated Graduation Date and Average Completion: Estimated graduation date is based on the assumption that you will enroll in time to begin classes on the next upcoming start date, will remain enrolled for each consecutive term, and will maintain satisfactory academic standing in each term to progress toward completion of your program. Completion time is based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

Credit for Prior Learning: Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.

ExcelTrack® BSBA and BSIT Degree Pace: ExcelTrack® is designed to advance your progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-term resource fee and associated program fees. Program includes a traditional 6-credit capstone course; however, tuition is charged at the ExcelTrack® rate.

Job Growth for Medical and Health Services Managers: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Testimonial: Testimonials obtained by Purdue Global. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individual; student experiences may vary.